The mission of St. Joseph’s College Seminary is to put the hand to the plow. A holy priesthood engenders the cultus and thus, the culture. But the building of a holy priesthood begins with the building of a man.
The philosophy of St. Joseph College Seminary, the principles by which decisions are made and executed, is simple. The theological virtues are the perfection of man. They grow in the seedbed of grace. Yet grace builds on and perfects nature. Thus, while we beseech Him for grace, we also act as dispositive causes in the cultivation of the nature. The only manner by which we win the intellectual and moral virtues necessary for the Sacred Priesthood is by discipline, education, and sacrifice in the context of Christian friendship.